The talented 22-year-old is one of the most sought-after players in the game after stealing the show at the World Cup, with Carlo Ancelotti's Madrid favourite for his signature.

Rodriguez, who helped himself to six goals and two assists in Brazil, is believed to have his heart set on a move to the Champions League winners, but Louis Van Gaal and Brendan Rodgers are keen to offer him an alternative path.

Reports in Spain claim that Madrid have struck a verbal agreement with the player's agent, and it is now down to the La Liga giants to negotiate a fee with Monaco.